The burden of Tyre. Howl
, ye ships
of Tarshish; for it is
laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land
of Chittim it is revealed to them.
Isaiah 23:6 Pass
ye over to Tarshish; howl
, ye inhabitants of the isle.
of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious
in the midst of the seas. ... And shall cause
their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast
up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow
themselves in the ashes:
And the merchants
of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth
their merchandise any more: ... And they cast
dust on their heads, and cried, weeping
and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for
in one hour is she made desolate.